French hornist Dylan Hart was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California while studying under Vincent DeRosa. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Dylan won the Brass Chamber Music Award in 2003 and 2006 and the Vincent DeRosa Scholarship award for outstanding horn playing in both 2005 and 2006. He has studied with many wonderful teachers such as James Thatcher, Kristy Morrell, Richard Todd, Peter Kurau, and Charles Kavolovski. Dylan currently plays principal horn in the American Youth Symphony, an orchestra made up of young professionals in the Los Angeles area. Dylan also plays second horn at the Pageant of the Master in Laguna Beach. He has held principal positions in the Debut Orchestra, Colburn School for the Arts, The Culver City Chamber Orchestra , the USC Symphony and the USC Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Nova of Los Angeles, Erato Philharmonia, and various Los Angeles studio sessions including some television appearances with Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Burt Bacharach, Gladys Night, Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Wynona Judd, Ruben Studdard, Chris Botti, Bill Buchanan, Jill Scott, and Sting. Dylan has been an instructor for Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and has a private teaching studio. Dylan is also a founding member of the professional woodwind quintet called Midnight Wind Quintet. He plays a 720xxx series Elkhart Conn 8D, a 1937 single Bb Alexander, and a 1937 Kruspe Horner Model.